“I suppose you wish there was a channel with nothing but Armitage on it, don’t you?” My husband commented one night while I was working on a fanvid.
“Oh–yes. I do. That would be wonderful . . .” In my best breathy voice, I batted my eyelashes and then made an exaggerated “squee” sound. He teases me, I tease him back.
Truthfully, I do wish such a channel existed on Dish Network. We have a jillion other channels, many of which I have never watched; why not have one devoted to to the total package of talent, class, beauty, sex appeal and intelligence that is our sweet Richard?
I live in the U.S. and in my part of the country, Robin Hood is the only series of RA’s that has aired (thank you, Sir Guy of Gisborne, for introducing me to the Armitage Effect). There are local PBS stations that have carried some, if not all, of the series of Spooks featuring RA. It hasn’t happened here, unfortunately.
Hmmmm . . . an all-ME channel. I mean, are you sure anyone would want to watch it? ~ Yes, Richard, we ARE.
Sure, most of us who have been in the fandom very long have most, if not all, of his performances on DVD or saved to our computers or DVRs. If our connection is fast enough, we can watch streaming video online. We don’t have to rely on scheduled television broadcasts to get our RA fix.
Still, there is something rather special to me about sitting down and watching Richard on the telly and knowing fellow RA fans in my part of the world are doing the same. Somehow, it also makes me feel like I am showing my solidarity as a member of Armitage World.
So, imagine, if you will–24 hours a day, seven days a week, uncut and commercial-free (unless it features RA, of course. RA could sell anything and I would buy it). All Richard Armitage. All the time. All the shows/films he has appeared in/narrated. All the behind-the-scenes featurettes and all his interviews. Oh, and a separate audio channel offering everything he’s done in the audio field. The best RA fanvids, too! Heaven . . . I’d be in heaven . . . *swoon*
To paraphrase Sting — “I want my, I want RATV . . .”